Exhibition & venue hire

Covid-19

See our Guidelines for Visitors.

The main rooms in the Town House and its Basement Annexe are available for event, exhibition, film and photography hire. The proceeds are put towards the house's restoration and upkeep.

To help you plan your work there are links here to the paperwork, scale plans and elevations of the spaces and lots of images, plus links to images on other pages and websites.

Paperwork

Download our Rate Card here (84KB pdf file)

Download a Contract Example here (174KB pdf file)

Plans & drawings

These are architect's drawings annotated with dimensions, ceiling heights and the positions of doors, windows and other features.

Town House

Measured drawing of ground floor (576KB pdf file)

Measured drawing of first floor (820KB pdf file)

Basement Annexe

Measured drawing of Basement Annexe (221KB pdf file)

Drawn elevations of Housekeeper's Room (154KB pdf file)

Drawn elevations of Servants' Hall (140KB pdf file)

Drawn elevations of Kitchen (149KB pdf file) 

Images

These are images of the Town House and its Basement Annexe, plus links to images on other pages and websites.

Click here to see images from photoshoots

Sussex Film Office website: images of the Town House

Sussex Film Office website: images of the Basement Annexe

Front Drawing Room

View of drawing room showing exhibition of Viva magazine covers
Front Drawing Room: pictures on north wall, opening in east wall.

View of drawing room showing exhibition of Viva magazine covers
Front Drawing Room: pictures on south wall.

View of drawing room showing exhibition of Viva magazine covers.
Front Drawing Room: west-facing windows, art on north wall.

Photo of drawing room with paintings on the walls and guests talking.
Front Drawing Room: south wall with fireplace.

Rear Drawing Room

View of rear drawing room showing exhibition of Viva magazine covers.
Rear Drawing Room: south wall fireplace, east-facing window.

Rear drawing room looking west, with view of front drawing room windows
Rear Drawing Room: looking west, to front drawing room.

Photo showing wooden framework lined with coloured lights suspended from drawing room ceiling.
Rear Drawing Room: looking west, to front drawing room artwork.

Dining Room

Photo of dining room south wall showing fireplace and three paintings hanging
Dining Room: south wall with fireplace.

Photo of dining room north wall showing four paintings hanging
Dining Room: north wall.

Parlour

View of parlour showing exhibition of Viva cartoon artworks
Parlour: west wall and north wall with door.

 

View of parlour showing exhibition of Viva cartoon artworks
Parlour: south wall with fireplace.

Basement Annexe

Housekeeper's Room

Housekeeper's Room showing back wall and fireplace
Housekeeper's Room: east wall and south wall with fireplace.

Housekeeper's Room showing windows and walk-in cupboard.
Housekeeper's Room: west wall with windows, north wall with doorway.

Wine Cellar

View of the wine cellar showing stone slab shelves
Wine cellar: looking south.

Servants' Hall

Servants' Hall showing window and fireplace
Servants' Hall: window in east wall, south wall fireplace, cupboards.

Servants' Hall showing doorway and recess
Servants' Hall: doorway in north wall, recess to western end.

Meat Safe

Exterior view of the Meat Safe.
Meat Safe: exterior.

 

Interior view of the Meat Safe
Meat Safe: interior.

Kitchen

View of kitchen undergoing restoration showing fireplace and original shelves.
Kitchen: showing south wall with fireplace and east wall.

View of kitchen undergoing restoration showing work table and restored window.
Kitchen: north wall with doorway, west wall with window.